DVI Selected By Modesto Irrigation District For Full Deployment Of EDGE® Grid
- DVI to provide advanced Conservation Voltage Reduction capabilities and
Volt/Var Optimization capabilities
- EDGE® to be used in conjunction with Silver Spring Networks
- DVI product to provide sustainable energy savings of as much as 4 percent
RICHMOND, Va., June 21, 2013
RICHMOND, Va., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DVI, a Dominion company that
offers technology to utilities to plan, manage and validate grid efficiency,
announced today that it has been selected by Modesto Irrigation District (MID)
to provide a number of advanced applications through the adoption of the
EDGE^® software suite. EDGE^® will be used in conjunction with the existing
Silver Spring Networks advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment to
provide MID with advanced Conservation Voltage Reduction (CVR) and Volt/Var
Optimization (VVO) capabilities.
EDGE^® is a modular and adaptive conservation voltage management solution
enabling utilities to deploy incremental grid-side energy management that
requires no behavioral changes or purchases by end-use consumers. EDGE^®
provides significant and sustainable energy savings of as much as 4 percent
through integrated planning, execution and validation of grid side energy
"DVI looks forward to working with MID to be a key part of its grid efficiency
strategy," said DVI Executive Director Todd Headlee. "MID, as with other
utilities in the California market, is actively seeking solutions to optimize
their distribution system for efficiency and reliability,both of which are
cornerstones of the EDGE^® grid optimization platform."
"MID has been looking at a number of advanced applications to leverage the
capabilities of our Silver Spring AMI deployment," said Tom Kimball, assistant
general manager for MID. "As we considered our CVR and VVO strategy, DVI's
patented approach of using AMI data for circuit optimization planning,
management and control, and measurement and verification was a clear
differentiator versus other solutions available on the market."
"High voltage levels on the grid lead to energy waste, higher energy bills,
and unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions. We are delighted to partner with DVI
to enable Modesto Irrigation District to deliver their customers a proven way
to increase energy efficiency without requiring changes in consumer behavior,"
said Anil Gadre, executive vice president of Products, Silver Spring Networks.
"Conservation Voltage Reduction is a proven technique to leverage existing
smart grid investments to lower voltage levels and save significant amounts of
DVI is a leading provider of grid optimization technology providing solutions
for energy efficiency, demand response and volt/VAR control. DVI's patented
approach plans, manages, and validates grid efficiency while delivering
significant energy savings to both utilities and their customers. For more
information about DVI, visit the website at www.dvigridsolutions.com.
DVI is a subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), one of the nation's largest
producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 27,000
megawatts of generation. For more information about Dominion, visit the
company's website at www.dom.com.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks (NYSE: SSNi) isaleadingnetworking platform and
solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring's pioneering IPv6
networking platform, with 16.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices
delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world
with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet.Silver
Spring's innovative solutions enable utilities to gain
operationalefficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to
monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks customers
include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric,
CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light,
Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings,
and Progress Energy, among others. To learn more, please
About Modesto Irrigation District
The Modesto Irrigation District (MID) is a local public agency formed in 1887
under the California Water Code. MID's first mission was delivering irrigation
water from the Tuolumne River to thirsty farms. Today MID operates over 200
miles of canals and pipelines. This system serves over 3,100 growers who farm
about 58,000 acres in California's Central Valley. In 1923 MID entered the
retail electric business and today provides power to over 113,000 residential,
commercial and industrial customers in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.
Since 1994 MID has delivered on average 36 million gallons per day of treated
drinking water to the City of Modesto, about one-half of its annual needs. A
five-member elected Board of Directors governs MID and sets water and electric
rates. MID operates on a not-for-profit basis. Our goal is to provide reliable
service at the lowest possible cost. For more information visit www.mid.org.
Contact: Jim Norvelle, (804) 771-6115, Jim.Norvelle@dom.com
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